Look what’s happening in and around the Penang Turf Club

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More cutting of hill slopes… above photo taken yesterday.

And do you know what else is happening over at the Turf Club? Penangites saved the greenery from the horrendous Penang Global City Centre project in 2007-2008 – only to end up with this:

“Desired by Many, Possessed by Few”… “A Landmark of Luxury”:

From another angle:

One estate agent told me the highrise (affordable?) blocks could block the view of the Batu Gantung cemetery/crematorium from the rest of the “desired” project.

Photos taken last year.

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mofaz
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“Those with socialist thinking no doubt cannot adhere or subscribe to such approaches.” I find this statement very odd because DAP is a socialist ideology party or used to be one..

glissantia
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Plunder and destruction in a relatively urban state. It is not surprising that Kedah engaged in logging in remote, water catchment areas, affecting water supply to the entire region. BTW, that subject seems to have been put to rest, but will soon resurface with the coming dry spell.

glissantia
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glissantia

This – plunder and destruction – is happening in a relatively urban state on a large scale. We can yhardly blame Kedah which was caught with its pants down for large-scale logging in water catchments, affecting the entire region. BTW, that matter has officially died down, but will resurface with the coming dry spell.

zoro
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zoro

Another dedak who loves to spin with copy and paste and not following local plans. Anil put up hill cutting and you spin to heritage buildings. You yourself do not practise local plan put up by anil.

tunglang
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Penang Heritage Trust vice-president Khoo Salma Nasution asked: “Is it a living heritage city or a tourist city? “A place owned and inhabited by locals or a place owned by foreigners and inhabited by whoever pays the most?” Read: Heritage properties are ‘good investments with high returns’ https://sg.news.yahoo.com/heritage-properties-good-investments-high-060356655.html GEORGE TOWN: Foreigners are snapping up prewar properties in Penang as they are good investments with guaranteed returns. A foreign landlord, who wanted to remain anonymous, told the New Straits Times that he and his friends had bought properties along several main lanes within the heritage zone, including Love Lane, a few… Read more »

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Stop rampant sale, increase minimum purchase price to RM5m, group tells Penang govt https://sg.news.yahoo.com/stop-rampant-sale-increase-minimum-060104966.html George Town Heritage Action (GTHA) co-founder Mark Lay said a change in the mindset of the state government was needed for any real change to take place. “If the state government wants it to stop, it can do it. “They can impose laws on the change of use of the properties so that if a property is residential, it must remain residential. “They can also introduce rent control and limit the number of purchases by one company as it is not good for some 200 plus… Read more »

zoro
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zoro

Dedak, why people find it hard to maintain vintage cars? Prewar shops and houses are like vintage cars. Tell us how to get spare cars dating to Charlie Chaplin or Elvis era for bone shaker Ford T model? Prewar houses and shops do not need maintenance or our engineer here can do FOC? If one repair prewar houses and shops, you turn it into a frenkenstien. Lang puti lang kui puti kui or either is human or devil in look. Olden in forms but with aluminum frame windows and doors prewar shops and houses?

James K.
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James K.

Unfortunately if it’s below 250 ft it seems nothing much can be done to stop them, is there?
Maybe we should advocate lowering the threshold to 200 or 150 ft?

Also, what’s the current status of the zoning of the land? Is it still under mixed development (as was changed during PGCC era)?

tunglang
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There is no Penang Local Plan to refer to with a fine comb. No wonder this Plan is in perpetual translation!
What better way to fool Penangites & Penang Forum.

zoro
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zoro

Dedak can only spin and fool and use 250ft like tua pek Kong whenever he likes. I

Tua Khang Tow
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Tua Khang Tow

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/02/06/penang-weve-built-four-times-more-affordable-houses-than-bn/

Don’t miss out affordable homes when they are available for booking. Not all can afford lifestyle condo. For a start, go car pool to work. Don’t fancy cars or gadgets like smartphones. Don’t indulge in expensive food. Be thrifty set priority right. Stop blaming. Start thinking how to make money, legally and morally right of course.

Wish you all Heng Ong Huat !!!

Param
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Param

Bourgeoisie living for the rich in Penang island?

tunglang
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Australia cracks down on illegal home buying by foreigners
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/australia-cracks-down-illegal-home-buying-foreigners-005212202.html
Even wealthy nations like Down Under is doing something to protect its citizens from being squeezed out of property market.
But over here, it is welcoming the rich + famous: Got Money, Can Stay in Penang.

zoro
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zoro

Even building less than 250ft below MSL breaking your engineer law? Why don’t curse pommies when they devirgin and start cutting a furnicular line along the hill slope and cut a platform for pg hill?
Why greenies tell Malaysia airport to locate to kedah and free the flat airport land which occupied 1/6 of the island.
Dedak also complain if it is less than 250 ft high?

Sonicfish
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Sonicfish

I too, don’t feel there’s anything wrong and what sort of hue and cry ?

Tua Khang Tow
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Tua Khang Tow

The strategy may be to lure rich people to live in Penang Island, as many of them are entrepreneurs with making money vision which in turn create jobs for the locals when government can no more accommodate the graduates job market.
Those with socialist thinking no doubt cannot adhere or subscribe to such approaches.

Gwynn Jenkins
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good grief what is wrong with them?

tunglang
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The hill behind has big boulders (some bigger than a double storey bungalow!) yet this development is approved.
Waiting for natural disasters to strike when one of these monsters are dislodged from the hillside during a heavy rainfall
due to exposed soil below & thus weakened earth structure without the trees holding the exposed slope.

tunglang
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“One estate agent told me the highrise (affordable?) blocks will block the view of the Batu Gantung cemetery/crematorium from the rest of the project.”

Of course, the less bin-chui Penangites who will stay in these affordable? blocks are the guinea pigs for blocking the negative Feng-shui to protect the rich + famous.
Such is the vile heart of Niao Kong.

zoro
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zoro

of course dedak support FT and love Jinjang longhouse. jinjang is temp long built in 80s and supposed relocate them to better housing. until now over 25 years the long house can consider as kl heritage.

tunglang
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Cleaner & Greener Penang slogan is a trickery!
Cakap tak serupa bikin.
How apt are these CAT politicians branded as political traders of the highest order.
Let Karma deals them a big blow comes GE.

Engineer
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Engineer

As I said, just give “telor” to DAP this coming GE. They deserves it. They have squandered whatever chance the Penangites gave them 8 years ago. But if DAP still reign supreme in Penang after next GE, then good luck to Penangites- they deserve to be shafted. Let ’em build that highway on top of Penang Hill ,lol! If not, just let BN take over and make it part of Federal Territory, that’s a good idea too. Or let Kedah take back Penang, so everyone will be Kedahan, but the CM post will be gone, hehehe. Bottom line, Chinese community… Read more »